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Re: Web service definition

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:41:23 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Cc: Kate Stout <kate.stout@Sun.COM>
Message-id: <314EEB3D-ADF9-11D6-9466-000393991304@sun.com>


On Monday, August 12, 2002, at 09:05  AM, Christopher B Ferris wrote:

> Hmmm... I hadn't thought that my proposal only addressed how discovery
> takes place. In fact, I had thought that there shouldn't be much 
> specificity
> in addressing how discovery takes place.
>
> Allow me to try again with a slight edit to my previous proposal:
>
>        Definition: A Web service is a software application 
> identified by a
>        URI, whose interfaces and bindings are defined and described
>        using XML artifacts. This definition can be discovered by 
> other software
>       applications. These applications may then interact with the 
> Web
>          service, through the exchange of XML based messages via 
> internet
>          protocols, in a manner prescribed by its definition.
>
> Again, I don't think that we necessarily want to narrow the 
> possibilities
> of how the description/definition is discovered.

Next thing you'll be proposing standard LDAP schemas for WSDL! Anyway,
this looks OK. A couple more tweaks:
(1) Lose the "via".
(2) Drop "exchange", since it would seem to disallow one-way interaction
     patterns.
(3) Change "This definition" to "Its definition" for grammatical 
precision.
     ("Its" refers back to the service; "This" has no clear referent.)

Definition:
A Web service is a software application identified by a
URI, whose interfaces and bindings are defined and described
using XML artifacts. Its definition can be discovered by other software
applications. These applications may then interact with the Web 
service in
a manner prescribed by its definition, using XML messages conveyed by
internet protocols.
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